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DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE

05/29/20

DAILY METRO COVID19 PRESS UPDATE

 

Contact Name: Chris Song

Contact: chris.song@nashville.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: May 29, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor John Cooper’s office issued the following announcements regarding Metro’s citywide coronavirus (COVID-19) monitoring and response efforts in coordination with area hospitals, healthcare providers, medical colleges, and other community partners.

METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Metro Public Health Department officials announced today a total number of 5,210 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nashville/Davidson County, an increase of 63 in the past 24 hours.

The confirmed cases range in age from 1 month to 100 years.

An additional death was reported in Davidson County, a 90-year-old woman. It is currently unknown if she had any underlying health conditions.

A total of fifty-nine (59) people have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. 3,947 individuals have recovered from the virus.

Available hospital beds: 22 percent

Available ICU beds: 20 percent

The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 179 calls on Thursday, May 28, 2020.

Total number of cases: 5,210
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 63

Cases by sex
Male: 2,775
Female: 2,262
Unknown: 173

Total Cases by age

Unknown 11
0-10 198
11-20 446
21-30 1,279
31-40 1,119
41-50 848
51-60 654
61-70 393
71-80 176
81+ 86
Total 5,210
Recovered 3,947
Deaths 59
Total active cases 1,204

 

Total number of tests administered Total positive results Total negative results Positive results as percentage of total
56,369 5,210 51,159 9.2%

 

Health officials remind everyone to take steps to stop the spread of germs like COVID-19. These include:

  • Practice social distancing as defined by the CDC (6 feet of distance from others). Do not gather in groups larger than 25.
  • Wear a cloth face covering when in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people. These face coverings are not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Stay at home as much as possible. People over 65 years of age or whose health is at risk should remain at home unless absolutely necessary.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

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